Lecture Series Winter 2016-2017






18.10.2016 "So werden uil grosser nuÿung inder welt": German Vernacular Translations of John of Rupescissa's Vade mecum in tribulatione(1356)
Robert E. Lerner (Department of History, Northwestern University)

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25.10.2016 Aspects of the Computistic Argument in Song Dynasty Cosmological Visualizations
Holger Schneider (Chinese Studies, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)

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Tezcatlipoca’s Smoking Mirror: Fate, Agency and Divination among the Aztecs
Isabel Laack (Study of Religions, Heidelberg University)
15.11.2016 Political Theory in the Middle Ages and the Art of Mastering the Human World’s Uncertainty
Bee Yun (Political Science and Diplomacy, Sungkyunkwan University Seoul; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

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22.11.2016 Resources of Prognosis in the Byzantine Empire
Michael Grünbart (Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, University of Münster)

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Serving a Higher Purpose: Divination and the Reform of Spirit-Writing in Republican China
Matthias Schumann (Goethe University Frankfurt)
13.12.2016 Disasters and Celestial Phenomena in Eleventh-Century Political Discourse in China
Martin Kroher (Chinese Studies, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg; IKGF Research Fellow)
10.01.2017 Aesthetic Dimensions of Rituals
Aida Bosch (Sociology, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)

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17.01.2017 Towards a New Philosophy of History? The Morphology of Cultures and the Limits of Individual Freedom
David Engels (Roman History, Université Libre de Bruxelles)
24.01.2017 Letting the Right Ones In: Court-Sanctioned Memories of Diviners, Healers, and Artisans in Five Mid-Sixth- to Mid-Seventh-Century Dynastic Histories
Stephan Kory (Chinese Studies; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

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31.01.2017 Interpreting the Mandate (ming 命) in Premodern China: Zhu Xi’s (1130-1200) Philosophical and Mantic Discourse
Maud M’Bondjo (Chinese Studies, Centre de Recherche sur les Civilisations de l’Asie Orientale; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

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07.02.2017 Theorizing Prediction
Philipp Balsiger (Philosophy, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg; IKGF Visiting Fellow)